THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (May 31, 2016) – Flood recovery information is available to residents and businesses of The Woodlands through Montgomery and Harris Counties' Offices of Emergency Management.
For the most up to date information, including information about roads and shelters, please visit the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management website, www.mctxoem.org, linked below.
To learn how to report flood damage, what to do if your car was towed, about FEMA assistance, health and safety precautions, and how to file an insurance claim, please visit the website linked below and download the 2016 Flood Recovery Info flier.
Additional emergency resources are available on The Woodlands Township website, www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/emergency, available through the Emergency Resources button on the Township's homepage.
HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS URGED TO REPORT FLOODED HOMES, BUSINESSES AT WWW.READYHARRIS.ORGCOUNTY OFFICIALS NEED ACCURATE COUNT TO ASSESS FLOOD DAMAGE
Harris County residents are urged to report house flooding by completing a Flood Survey as soon as possible at the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s website at www.readyharris.org/go/survey/1829/11787/ or by calling the Harris County Flood Control District’s phone bank at 713-684-4000.Heavy and persistent rainfall that produced 5-11 inches of rain across north Harris County, and widespread 2-4 inches throughout the remainder of the county May 26-27 resulted in high water levels in bayous and creeks and reports of house flooding in Tomball and surrounding neighborhoods.
Harris County employees will be in affected neighborhoods collecting information from residents whose homes flooded and investigating the impacts of the storms. Your help in reporting flooded structures online is vital to assessing areas impacted and the full extent of flood damage.
With heavy rainfall comes the threat of flooding, so it is important for Harris County residents to get and stay prepared. The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has disaster preparedness resources and the latest information about conditions in Harris County at www.readyharris.org. The Harris County Flood Control District has a “Family Flood Preparedness” center at www.hcfcd.org with helpful, printable resources and flood preparedness tips.
Persistent heavy rainfall this spring serves as a constant reminder that all residents in this area should carry flood insurance. Contact your insurance agent for more information about purchasing flood insurance, or visit the National Flood Insurance Program at www.floodsmart.gov or call 1-888-379-9531.
Residents should be aware of conditions near workplaces, schools and homes. The Harris County Flood Warning System website allows residents to monitor rainfall and bayou water levels at www.harriscountyfws.org. The Flood Control District’s Flood Watch team continues monitor data and is working to advise the public and local officials of areas that are and could be affected by flooding.
About the Harris County Flood Control District
The Harris County Flood Control District provides flood damage reduction projects that work, with appropriate regard for community and natural values. With more than 1,500 bayous and creeks totaling approximately 2,500 miles in length, the Flood Control District accomplishes its mission by devising flood damage reduction plans, implementing the plans and maintaining the infrastructure. To learn more about the Flood Control District, visit www.hcfd.ofg.